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A Smith County Sheriff’s patrol deputy conducted a traffic stop Wednesday, Aug. 30, on a vehicle that resulted in the arrest of a female for possession of a controlled substance. The female was transported to Smith County Sheriff’s Office where she was interviewed by detectives. The interview resulted in the gathering of information regarding a burglary investigation pertaining to Arp High School. This burglary was initially investigated by the Arp Police Department. more
Whitehouse United Methodist Church had its Family Night Kick-Off on Aug. 30 to start the new school year. Parents and youth gathered at the church for dinner and then assembled “Flood Buckets” for victims of Hurricane Harvey. A flood bucket is a simple plastic bucket that is filled with a list of specific cleaning supplies, such as bleach, gloves, dish soap, sponges and more. These items can help a family in the massive job of cleaning their home after it’s been ravaged by flood waters. more
Many may wonder what the secret to a long and happy life is, but for Virginia Harris, life is about living and enjoying what may come. Born in 1927, Harris will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Saturday. Although she currently resides at Prestige Estates in Tyler, Harris spent all of her life living in Troup. She grew up on a farm in the country where her family raised watermelons, cantaloupes and other country foods. One of her favorite activities was to help her mother in the garden. Harris remembers a few occasions where she would get into the bull nettles of the cotton patch and get stung, at which point her family would then doctor and take care of her. more
After six months of sitting inoperative, Sonic will once again open its doors to the residents of Whitehouse. If everything goes according to schedule, Director Cameron McQuilliams plans to open within a week or so. more
Anyone who would like donate financially to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey may visit the website at https://emergency.portal.texas.gov/ as an aid to locate charitable organizations assisting in hurricane relief efforts. The link includes information on tips to avoid fraudulent charitable contribution schemes, said Smith County and City of Tyler officials. more
Considered the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day was set aside in 1894 to honor American labor and the contributions workers have made to the country. more
Whether by accident or vandalism, the headstone of Silas Jefferson Bishop and Oma Mardle Moore Bishop was knocked down sometime between the evening of Saturday, Aug. 19 and Monday, Aug. 21. Randall Robison, president of the Whitehouse Cemetery Association, reported the incident to police on Aug. 22. more
Officers and members of the Whitehouse FFA team participated in the 89th Texas FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi during the week of July 10. Abby Johnston, Rachel Clark, Ashley Rozell, Mason Shackelford, Leslie Hargis, Brittin Palmer, Shanna Sebring, Emmy Walley, Zacc Tolbert, and Alyssa Hurley left a day early for a team bonding experience at Schlitterbahn. more
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